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no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. >>> stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harv
makes light of the the bill political headlines of the day but the cause behind stephen cole we are's trip to capitol hill is no laughing matter. we are live with more on the controversy surrounding his visit coming up. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010. can you tell it is a foggy washington, d.c. this morning as we continue to heat up today. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. tony perkins is here as we get ready for a hot one today p. >> our two weather stories, the fog that we have that is dense in places. and then the heat continues today. i think today will be warmer than yesterday. we could set a record for today believe are to not. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region where we are primarily in the 70s. some spots, the upper 60s. but it is 7 # in d.c. 70 in baltimore. 7 # at patuxent naval air station. 67degrees out at dulles airport at this hour. here is a look at the sat-rad. -- 72 in d.c. 7 # at 73 at participatio
are preparing to give glen beck a run for his money. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert are bringing their special brand of humor to the nation appear capital. >> will thomas discovered since last week's announcement thousands of people are answering that call. >> for tonight, i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall to the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: dueling rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> i asked my students in class today out of 20 students, 20 said they were going to that rally. why? because they feel that the only people on television would call politicians out if their misstatements, him okay risies, mistruths or sort of weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: the rallies are scheduled thrust just three days before the u.s. congressional mid-term elects. seen some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might otherwise have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> wha
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> comedian stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning. he is testifying about immigration before a house committee. we are getting more now from sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. i know a lot of people out there are thinking stephen colbert isn't exactly the person you would consider an expert witness on illegal immigration. but he is coming here to testify along with the united farm workers after take the ufw up on its would have to have u.s. citizens or legal residents replace illegal immigrants working on farms. he has fee you ared the take our jobs campaign on the colbert show. last month, he spent a day at an upstate new york farm as a migrant work arer parking boxes of corn and picking beans in the field. today, he will appear alongside the u fw on testify during a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he will return to washington next month for a rally on the national mall. it is part of dueling rallies by comedy central hosts. some 60,000 people a
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not ruled it out. >>> some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. >>> a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. >>> and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. >>
helping of sarcasm. some lawmakers reactioning to the testimony by stephen colbert last week. steny hoyer of maryland called it inappropriate and an embarrassment and that he thought the visit was more of an embarrassment to colbert than the house. we have all the testimony. if you would like to watch it, it is on myfoxdc.com. >>> possible running back controversy brew with the redskins perhaps. dave ross is here to break it down. >>> and then the new leg of the wilson bridge project is complete this morning. coleing up, we'll talk live with the project manager about what you can expect when you hit the roads. this is ahead of schedule by the way. >>> kennedy this morning all ready for the rain. he is fining it tough to get out of bed. seem like fall came upon us overnight. oh, kennedy. oh, he went away. we'll have an update forecast. just getting the cameras ready for that forecast. >> sorry. >> he is doing what a left us wish we were doing, snoozing. spectator slowdown -- what a lot of us wish we were -- he is doing what a lot of us wish we were doing, snoozing. building wind farms and
. >>> glenn beck getting a run for his money. jon stewart and stephen colbert bringing their human to the nation's capital, calling america to join them on the national mall. thousands are already on board. will thomas has the details. >> reporter: for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: duly rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> well i asked my students in class today, out of 20 students, 20 said they are going to the rally. why? because they feel the only people on television that call politicians out for their misstatements or mistruths or weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: this is scheduled three days before the mid-term elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> instead of siphoning them off, you might mobilize them and get them interested and get the
than a month away from jon stewart and stephen colbert's rallies on the national mall, but this morning we are getting crowd numbers. the estimates and numbers for you when we come back. >>> and we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. the radio station are holding a ladyothon all day. and you can donate by calling or go to mix107.3.com. we'll check back in with the folks in a little bit. csttd em >>> welcome back. it looks like two rallies in the district will be bigger than first expected, at least by a little bit. jon stewart plans to hold his rally along with stephen colbert's match to keep fear alive both on october 30th. they amend the the numbers from 25,000 to more like 60,000 people. and we're still a month away so the numbers could still go up. >> sometimes the numbers might be even more than the 60,000. we'll see. >>> in the meantime, say if they were having that today they would have some hot weather. >> would need a lot of bottled water out there on the mall. >> take a look at yesterday's temperatures. 94 degrees. it felt warm.
comedy central host stephen colbert is hearing from a couple of media moguls. rupert murdoch and meir kahane mayor michael bloomberg will testify on the role of immigration in strengthening america's economy. they formed a new coalition to push for immigration reform. news corp. is the parent company of of fox 5. >>> the governor's race in new york is heating up. some sense moments between one candidate and a reporter all caught on camera. >> you send another goon to my daughter's house and i'll take you out, buddy. >> find out what sparked this confrontation. >> we are continuing to follow today's severe weather. tony has the latest. julie will check the roads with we come back. when we -- when we come back. cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing from t never-dreamed-possible prizes. from a customized v.i.p. vacation, to a hollywood red carpet experience, to cooking with a celebrity chef, and more. find details on specially marked boxes of cheerios. why cheerios? because whatever you love doing, you
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